Friday, November 07, 2014

More on Thera

The name Thera appears to come from the Island that the Minoan civilization was living during the Bronze age when they were wiped out by a colossal volcanic eruption:
The island is the site of one of the largest volcanic eruptions in recorded history: theMinoan eruption (sometimes called the Thera eruption), which occurred some 3600 years ago at the height of the Minoan civilization. The eruption left a large caldera surrounded by volcanic ash deposits hundreds of metres deep and may have led indirectly to the collapse of the Minoan civilization on the island of Crete, 110 km (68 mi) to the south, through a gigantic tsunami. Another popular theory holds that the Thera eruption is the source of the legend of Atlantis.[4]
In EVE, could the Thera system and the other new hybrid low sec systems being added be the remnants of some old civilization related to the Sleepers, or the Sleepers themselves?


  1. I immediately recognized the name from several Discovery Channel show I had seen on the Thera Event. Growing up, my parents felt that if the damned boob box had to be on, at the least it would be on something intelligent... so I grew up watching PBS a lot... and that has help over in my life ever since.

    I can't help but ponder the implications of the Threa name... I wonder if we will find the Seyellin Event was triggered from here... hmmm? Or if it such an event took place in Threa maybe it was a far more distance event, that led to the deaths or whatever happened to the Talocan and the Sleepers...

    Just ASKING this stuff makes me shiver with anticipation!!!

  2. Wasn't the Seyellin Event triggered in normal space at a drone hive? The Apocrypha event caused that and the formation of the wormholes.

    Whilst the Thukker ship and the Blood Raiders caused the explosion which triggered the Apocrypha event which then triggered the Seyellin Event we don't know who seeded these stockpiles of Isogen 5 around New Eden. Terrans? Jove? Sleepers? If its the later, was their main staging area Thera?

  3. Or they saw humanity as a threat and closed the Eve gate. And during the millenia since then, they just died out / left for greener pastu-spaces / transcended.